Minneapolis police chief calls Floyd's death a 'murder'. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo called George Floyd's death a "Murder" Tuesday. Arradondo said fired officer Derek Chauvin knew what he was doing when he pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25. Source 6b.
It's been a month since George Floyd died. The protests are still going.Some protesters in Seattle's Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone said they will stay despite the mayor's plan to wind down the zone. In Washington, D.C., protesters vowed to tear down the Emancipation Memorial, but law enforcement responded with police presence and fences Thursday to protect the statue featuring Abraham Lincoln. Follow the live updates on the protest here. Source 4o.
I don't see how these will let up when there are so many race based issues still current. Black Americans are tired of being treated like second rate citizens.
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George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis, police officers involved in his death. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump announced Wednesday that the family of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes, is filing a civil lawsuit against the city and the four police officers involved for Floyd's "Wrongful death." "This is an unprecedented case and with this lawsuit we seek to set a precedence to make it financially prohibitive so police won't ... Kill marginalized people, especially Black people, in the future," Crump said. Ref. USAToday.
I think we all knew this was going to happen at some point. I have the feeling they're going to ask for the biggest amount of money ever known for a case like this. Sad thing its the tax payers that will foot the bill and not the actual officers involved.
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Has America made progress since George Floyd's death? Source 2p.
Derek Chauvin, former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd, is released from jail on a $1M bond, court documents show. Floyd, a Black man, died May 25 after Chauvin, who is white, pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe and became motionless. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. Source 9f.